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Montessori Tuition And Session Dates

The Center for Guided Montessori Studies (CGMS) offers both teacher certification and professional development programs.

This page provides information on our Infant/Toddler, Early Childhood (Primary), Elementary, and Secondary (Adolescent) teacher certification programs. For information on our continuing education courses for parents, teachers and administrators, please see our Professional Development section.

Our teacher certification programs are offered in either of two forms: as a Full Certificate, or as an Associate Certificate program. What’s the difference? Both of these contain an online component, but the Full Certificate program also requires a small residency, or two small residencies for Elementary students.

Elementary and Secondary students please note: only students incapable of attending the residencies are eligible to enroll in the Associate Certificate programs at these levels, and only at the discretion of CGMS program directors. For more information on the difference between the Associate and Full Certificate programs, please read this page. To apply, please go here for our combined application for Full or Associate certificates.


Cohort Start Dates

The next Infant / Toddler cohort will start June 4, 2018.  (applications must be received by May 29, 2018.**)  The following cohort will begin in October, 2018.

The next Early Childhood cohort will start on: June 4, 2018.  (applications must be received by May 29, 2018.**) The following cohort will begin in October, 2018.

The next Jewish Montessori Early Childhood Certification cohort begins July 9, 2018. (Applications must be received by June 18, 2018.) This is a 19 month course, including lectures and lessons on integrating Judaic studies and culture in a Montessori environment. The residential session will be held in Brooklyn, NY in July 2019.

The next Elementary cohorts (EL-I* or EL I-II and EL II* cohorts) will start on: June 4, 2018.  (applications must be received by May 29, 2018.**) The following cohort will begin in October, 2018.

The next Secondary cohort will begin on June 4, 2018.  (applications must be received by May 29, 2018.**)

The next Professional Development class will start on: June 18, 2018.**

**Please be aware, there is limited space in each cohort, therefore, receipt of application before the deadline is not a guarantee of acceptance. Once a cohort fills, applications will be processed for the next available start date.

*CGMS is an applicant in good standing for MACTE accreditation for the EL-I and EL-II standalone certification programs.  The Elementary I-II combined certification program is MACTE accredited.

 

 

 

Residency Dates

2018 CGMS residency sessions for adult learners enrolled in our online certification cohorts. 

  • *Alexandria, Louisiana–June 4, 2018 to June 22, 2018 (Early Childhood Session offered)
  •   Tulsa, Oklahoma–June 11, 2018 to June 29, 2018 (Early Childhood and Elementary I sessions offered) Note:  This session is available to adult learners from any location who are school sponsored, i.e., the school pays the tuition costs to CGMS
  • *Plaquemine, Louisiana – June 11, 2018-June 29, 2018 (Early Childhood and Elementary I sessions offered)
  • *Wesley Chapel, Florida–June 13, 2018 to June 29, 2018 (Infant/Toddler session offered)
  • New Albany, Indiana– June 13, 2018- June 29, 2018 (Early Childhood, Elementary I and Elementary II levels offered)
  • ***Washington, NCJune 13, 2018 to June 29, 2018 (Secondary Summer Session I and Secondary Summer Session II offered)
  • New Albany, Indiana– July 6, 2018- July 21, 2018 (***Secondary I level offered)
  • *Lakeland, Florida–July 11, 2018-July 27, 2018 (Early Childhood, Elementary I and Elementary II levels offered)
  • Chantilly, Virginia–July 11, 2018-July 27, 2018 (Infant/Toddler, Early Childhood, Elementary I & Elementary II sessions offered)
  • **Oakland, California–July 18, 2018 to August 3, 2018 (Early Childhood, Elementary I & Elementary II levels offered)
*The Center for Guided Montessori Studies has applied for approval of this site as an additional training location and is an applicant in good standing.
**Pending MACTE approval for location change.
***The Secondary program has applied for MACTE accreditation and is an applicant in good standing. Applicant for Accreditation status in no way determines the outcome of the accreditation decision by MACTE

 

 

 

Tuition

CGMS Associate Certificate tuition is comparable to a traditional training program. Note that the Full Certificate residential programs are not guaranteed to be held at the same location from year to year, although we do try. Full Certificate tuition does not include travel, room and board. We do provide students with information packages that help them travel to and stay at the residencies.

CGMS unfortunately can not offer full scholarships, but we do offer variable pricing based on country of origin, ability to pay and the number of payments tuition is broken into. Please contact us to discuss which custom payment arrangements work best for you.

Infant / Toddler (0-3)

Program Tuition Fees
Associate Certificate online only, no residency $4990 $100 application fee (*) $350 Professional fee
Full Certificate Includes residency tuition $6510 $100 application fee (*) $350 Professional fee

 

Early Childhood (3-6)

Program Tuition Fees
Associate Certificate online only, no residency $4990 $100 application fee (*) $350 Professional fee
Full Certificate Includes residency tuition $6510 $100 application fee (*) $350 Professional fee

Elementary I(6-9)

Program Tuition Fees
Associate Certificate online only, no residency, not regularly available to US residents. $4990 $100 application fee (*) $350 Professional fee $360 Early Childhood Overview (if applicant does not have early childhood certificate)
Full Certificate Includes residency tuition $6510 $100 application fee (*) $350 Professional fee $360 Early Childhood Overview (if applicant does not have early childhood certificate)Elementary(6-12)

Elementary II (9-12)

Program Tuition Fees
Associate Certificate online only, no residency, not regularly available to US residents. $4990 $100 application fee (*) $350 Professional fee $360 Early Childhood Overview (if applicant does not have early childhood certificate)
Full Certificate Includes residency tuition $6510 $100 application fee (*) $350 Professional fee $360 Early Childhood Overview (if applicant does not have early childhood certificate)Elementary(6-12)

Elementary I-II (6-12)

Program Tuition Fees
Associate Certificate online only, no residency, not regularly available to US residents. $6500 $100 application fee (*) $350 Professional fee $360 Early Childhood Overview (if applicant does not have early childhood certificate)
Full Certificate Includes residency tuition $8900 $100 application fee (*) $350 Professional fee $360 Early Childhood Overview (if applicant does not have early childhood certificate)

 

Secondary(12-18)

Program Tuition Fees
Associate Certificate online only, no residency, not typically available to US residents. $6500 $100 application fee (*) $350 Professional fee $360 Elementary Overview (if applicant does not have Elementary certificate)
Full Certificate Includes residency tuition $8900 $100 application fee (*) $350 Professional fee $360 Elementary Overview (if applicant does not have Elementary certificate)

 

* Note: Michigan applicants are entitled to a refund of $75 if their applications are rejected. However, in order to minimize the chance of rejection, all prospective students are encouraged to first contact us with any questions.

Self Directed Internships

Normally students perform their internship as a classroom assistent under a lead or mentoring teacher. If a student will be responsible for being the lead teacher in a classroom while still engaging in teacher training, then she or his is considered a self-directed intern. In this situation the student will receive extra support both from a distance and in person, and may be required to perform an extended internship. The fees for this service will vary depending on the location and circumstance of the internship, but are usually around $600. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss any questions you have about your own situation.

Residency

If you enroll in the Full Certificate then the residency cost is already built into your tuition. Otherwise, the figures below are the additional cost for attending a residency when you originally enrolled in the Associate Certificate.

Infant/Toddler – $1600 Early Childhood – $1600
Elementary I-II – $2500
Secondary – $2500

Payment Plans

CGMS is always willing to look at customizing our payment arrangements for motivated and deserving learners. Below are our standard payment plans.

# payments Schedule One-time service fee
1 payment in full $0
3 every three months $200
6 bi-monthly $300
18 monthly $500

Please understand, the service fees above are in addition to standard tuition and other fees.

Example: Sally wishes to take the Associate Primary Course, which has a tuition of $4,750 and a $350 professional fee. She has decided she would like to pay bi monthly. Here is how she would calculate her tuition:

Tuition: $4,750
Application Fee: $100
Professional Fee: $350
Payment plan service fee: $300
TOTAL: $5,500

Application fee is paid when applying, leaving a total of $5,400 to be serviced. Payments: 6 Per payment: $5400/6 = $900

So in this example, Sally would pay CGMS $900 every other month for 9 months.

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